City officials updated Chicago’s Emergency Travel Order with five states added to the list and two removed.
On Tuesday, the City of Chicago placed Wisconsin back on the city’s Emergency Travel Order, along with Montana, Minnesota, Idaho, and Puerto Rico.
Chicago’s Emergency Travel Order mandates that visitors from outside states must undergo a two-week quarantine period upon entering the city. This includes tourists as well as traveling residents of the city.
Wisconsin was added to the list in late July, but was taken off in mid-August. Due to a recent spike in cases, the state is back on the list.
“Unfortunately, Wisconsin is currently in very poor control when it comes to COVID,” said Dr. Allison Arwady.
In an effort to curb cases, Wisconsin’s governor, Tony Evers, extended a mask mandate that was previously set to expire September 21. The mandate was first instated in August.
In addition to Wisconsin, Montana, Minnesota, Idaho, and Puerto Rico have been added to the list, while Kentucky and Louisiana have been removed.
Essential workers are exempt from the quarantine period, whether native to surrounding states or to Chicago, whose presence — whether inside or outside the city — was essential in conducting their business — both cases require proper paperwork from their employers.